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VVCS Group Programs Calendar

VVCS offers a range of group programs, across each state, throughout the calendar year.

Follow the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service on Facebook to keep up to date on the 2018 schedule.

This page last updated: 3 October 2018.

Registrations and enquiries

To register your interest in attending a program in 2018, please phone VVCS on 1800 011 046 (during business hours) or complete and submit the Online Registration of Interest form.

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Programs by region

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Programs, dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Anxiety Management 19–20 November Sydney 2-day workshop
Beating the Blues 18–19 October Newcastle 2-day workshop
Rescheduled to 5–6 November New England (TBA) 2-day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) To be rescheduled (TBA) Sydney 2-day workshop
25–26 October Central Coast 2-day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Management Program 5–9 November Bowral 5-day residential program
Sleeping Better 22–23 October North Coast 2-day workshop
Stepping Out 15–16 November Canberra 2-day workshop
26–27 November Sydney 2-day workshop

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Northern Territory

Program dates and locations
Program

Date

Location

Structure

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 4–5 October Katherine 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 11–12 October Darwin 2 day workshop
Relaxation & Mindfulness 6 November Darwin 1 day workshop
PTSD Explained 7 November Darwin 1 day workshop

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North Queensland

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Doing Anger Differently 11–12 October Cairns 2 day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 4–5 December Townsville 2 day workshop
Operation Life: Suicide alertness for everyone (safeTALK) 12 November Townsville ½ day workshop
14 November Cairns ½ day workshop
Peer Mentor Training 7–9 November Townsville 3 day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Management Program (Couples Program) 29 October–2 November Townsville (Magnetic Island) 5-day residential program
Stepping Out (Transition program) 20–21 November Townsville 2 day workshop
Understanding PTSD for Carers and Families 9 November Cairns 1 day workshop
23 November Townsville 1 day workshop

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South Queensland

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Doing Anger Differently 11–12 October Mooloolaba 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 15–16 October Spring Hill 2 day workshop
Operational Life – SafeTALK 29 October Toowoomba 2 day workshop
Operational Life – ASIST 5–6 November Spring Hill 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 8–9 November Spring Hill 2 day workshop

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South Australia

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
PTSD Explained 18 October Adelaide 1 day workshop
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 19–20 November Adelaide 2 day workshop

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Tasmania

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Sleeping Better 2 & 9 October Devonport 2 days
Operation Life – Safe Talk 18 October Hobart Half day
Lifestyle Management Program 29 October–2 November St Helens 5-day residential program
Relaxation and Mindfulness 13 November Hobart 1 day
Stepping Out 21–22 November Hobart 2 days

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Victoria

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Building Better Relationships 11 October–22 November Melbourne 7 weeks
Mastering Anxiety 18–19 October Melbourne 2-day workshop
Beating the Blues 25–26 October Seymour 2-day workshop
Residential Lifestyle Program (PROGRAM FULL) 28 October–2 November Flowerdale 5-day program
Stepping Out 8–9 November Melbourne 2-day workshop
19–20 November Melbourne 2-day workshop
Relaxation and Mindfulness 16 November Melbourne 1-day workshop
ASIST 22–23 November Melbourne 2-day workshop

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Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Beating the Blues 19-20 November Applecross 2-day workshop
Parenting Support—"Circle of Security" (0–5 yrs) 27 October
3, 10, 17, 24 November
1, 8, 15 December
Cockburn Area (Venue TBA) 8 X 2.5hr sessions
PTSD Explained 8 November Applecross 1-day workshop
Relaxation & Mindfulness Skills 29-30 October Applecross 2-day workshop
Stepping Out 6-7 December Rockingham 2-day workshop
ASIST Suicide Prevention Skills 3-4 December Applecross 2-day workshop

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